The Writing Process
We want all of our children to become proficient writers. We also know that being a good writer takes time. We have therefore developed a focus in school on developing the writing process with our pupils in all year groups.
The key elements of the writing process that we teach our children are:
- editing and revising
- proofread and then
- publishing or sharing.
Modelling is a key element in the teaching of the writing process, with teachers using 'think out loud' to guide children through how to craft a piece of writing.
By modelling, the expert writer lets less experienced writers in on the big secret … What is going on in the head of a more experienced writer?
By modelling, we demonstrate options for planning, strategic problem solving, self-monitoring, reviewing, revising and proofreading.
We also show how techniques can be used or applied; we work through challenges and teach good grammar.
And we do it all within the context of authentic writing! Children learn that it takes a lot of time, effort, skill and perseverance to become good writers and that even professionals don't get it right first time!